Saturday, June 4, 2016

‘I am hope’ challenge at Ripley High School

THE RIPLEY BEE | Martha Jacob

During the month of April, Ripley High School students participated in the “I Am Hope Challenge” through the Life-Center Donor Network of Greater Cincinnati.

The I Am Hope Challenge is a fun and easy opportunity for schools to win and save lives at the same time, according to Jasmine Osman, guidance counselor at the High School.

“The whole idea of participating in this challenge,” Osman said, “is to educate our students about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donator. Our campaign was to educate the kids on how this program works, and at the same time it was a challenge to see which school could save the most lives.”

For many students, their first encounter with organ and tissue donation is when they’re obtaining a driver’s permit or state I.D., and for many students this is not a question they are prepared to answer. This month long program offered the information students needed so that they could make an educated decision and share that decision with their families. Continue reading
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